Electronic Parts

  • Printed Circuit Boards
    Printed circuit boards provide a means for current to flow within an electronic device. Imprinted onto the board are tiny conductive pathways, composed most frequently of copper. The current emanate....
  • Obsolete Computer Parts
    There is no other industry that can match the pace of change and evolution of the computer industry. Advances in manufacturing processes and the use of cheap and abundant labor in other countries resu....
  • Active Electronic Components
    To understand active electronic components, it's important to note the two basic types of components that go into the functioning of any circuit or device. These can be broken down into passive electr....
  • Capacitors
    Capacitors have two primary functions in electronics. First, they are used to store electrical energy. Second, they are filters of electrical current. Capacitors allow AC (alternating current) to pass....
  • Obsolete Diodes
    Obsolete diodes are difficult to find, as are some military spec electronics. Science moves so quickly through this technological age, it is difficult to keep up. It is quite common for even complex....
  • Power Converters
    Power converters are so common to our appliances that we hardly give them any thought. When my cell phone battery runs down, I plug the adapter into the lighter in the car. I can still talk and driv....
  • PCB Comparisons
    Printed circuit boards (PCBs) run the gamut from incredibly simple to puzzlingly complex. Depending on the functionality of the final product, a circuit board can assume any degree of complexity, thi....
  • Single Layer PCBs
    Printed circuit boards (PCBs) can come in a variety of thicknesses and complexities, depending on the intended usage. Complex circuits, or those that need specific grounding options, can be construct....
  • Electronics Distributors
    Electronics distributors have evolved to meet the changing demands placed on them by consumers and suppliers. The old style neighborhood electronics shop has been replaced by Internet distributors in ....
  • Electronic Components Resistors
    Electronic components resistors are what we would consider a passive electronic component. Like the name implies, they are designed to resist the flow of power. Doing so allows a circuit to control po....